The Director of Procurement at Israel’s Ministry of Protection (IMOD) has bought in an expedited process 50 SandCat EX11 gentle armoured automobile to bolster the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) capabilities. The automobile enhances the Ze’ev (Wolf) armored automobiles the IDF has operated in these roles since 2006. SandCats have been produced since 2004, and whereas Plasan has by no means launched full particulars, these are identified to be in service with a minimum of 16 customers throughout 5 continents, and in all kinds of roles that vary from Police/inside safety to fight/patrol. There have been 4 generations of SandCat. The primary-generation had been primarily prototypes, though a small amount had been equipped to Israeli safety forces. Most SandCats are totally enclosed, though some first- and second-generation fashions had been produced with a small open-topped rear cargo house.

The SandCat EX11 was designed and produced by Plasan, utilizing industrial Ford F550 chassis. The Israel Border Police (Magav, Border Guard) have already used a smaller model of the Sandcat armored automobiles since 2008. The EX-11 is the best resolution for city legislation enforcement the place house, safety, simplicity, and reliability are vital mission elements. The unique automobile was stripped of the usual physique, and added the armored capsule designed with the corporate’s distinctive kitted-hull structure, enabling versatile configurations for various makes use of. The EX-11 is optimized for duties the place house and safety are the precedence. With the identical highly effective 330bhp 6.7L V8 engine because the SandCat, the EX-11 has ample energy to make swift progress by way of visitors or from a base station to an emergency occasion, taking your forces to the place they’re wanted, when they’re wanted.


Plasan Sandcat EX11 Gentle Armored Automobiles. (Picture by Plasan)

The automobile’s meeting was fast, with components equipped from operational stock, enabling fast manufacturing ramp-up for preliminary deliveries and full order completion inside a number of weeks. The settlement with the Plasan additionally consists of built-in logistics to help the automobiles, assuring the supply of the automobile fleet. This can be a vital and fast procurement that brings an necessary operational functionality to the sphere and instantly responds to the Israel Protection Forces wants of protected mobility. The SandCat relies on a well-proven Ford Tremendous Responsibility industrial pick-up chassis to cut back by way of life cycle prices, and automotives utilized in all SandCat generations have remained customary Ford wherever attainable. It has a low value of possession because of the usage of a dependable industrial Ford F550 Tremendous Responsibility chassis with a robust engine and all-wheel drive, whereas remaining protected in a Ford-certified GVW.

Plasan is an Israeli based mostly automobile producer, established in 1985, develops, manufactures, and assembles custom-built automobile armor programs and chassis up-armor designs in addition to Add-On Armor Safety Kits for light-weight army tactical vans and APCs (Wheeled & Tracked), for fastened and rotary wing plane, industrial automobiles, and is a serious provider of personnel safety armor.Plasan armor is broadly used within the US army’s MRAP automobiles. Sasa’s improvements embody vehicular cabin, chassis and hull armor kits to guard personnel and gear on MaxxPro, MRAP (Mine Resistant and Ambush Protected) and M-ATV (all-terrain) automobiles. Plasan is a personal firm and is wholly owned by Kibbutz Sasa, a communal village of some 100 households in Northern Israel. It employs 1,300 folks, together with 650 in america and 180 in France.

 Plasan Sandcat EX11 Light Armored Vehicles. (Photo by Plasan)
Plasan Sandcat EX11 Gentle Armored Automobiles. (Picture by Plasan)